The Akademik Sergey Vavilov was built in Finland in 1988 as a research vessel for the Soviet Union’s Shirshov Institute of Oceanography. The ship completed five research expeditions in the Arctic before being released to the private sector for groundbreaking polar cruises.
The combination of scientific and engineering prowess makes this is one of the most stable and quiet polar vessels in existence - plus modern creature comforts make the Akademik Sergey Vavilov a first rate expedition ship for your Antarctic voyage. The spacious decks provide 360 degrees of the polar landscape vistas, and there’s ample space inside for lectures and film screenings. You’re also invited to join the crew on the bridge.
There are six different cabin categories onboard, giving you maximum flexibility and choice. The Superior Cabins are comfortable and well appointed; the two room Shackleton Suite is more spacious, with a separate bedroom and lounge. Many of the passengers are travelling solo, so there is the option to be paired with another person of the same gender in a twin cabin if you’d rather not pay a single supplement.